Man killed in truck rollover at WA quarry

Man killed in truck rollover at WA quarry

A MAN has died after a dump truck travelling along the face of a Perth quarry tipped into the pit, killing the driver.

Hanson Construction Materials says an investigation is underway following the accident at Redhill Quarry just after 7am on Thursday.

A man in his 40s died at the scene.

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has sent investigators to the site.

Hanson Construction confirmed the circumstances of the incident in a statement.

“It is with regret that Hanson confirms that a serious incident occurred at the Redhill Quarry in Perth this morning and has tragically resulted in a fatality,” it read.

A spokeswoman said a full investigation was under way.

“Today’s accident was tragic and our thoughts go out to the driver’s family, as well as his friends and colleagues, at this difficult time,” she said.

“Hanson is fully cooperating with police and is conducting an investigation in conjunction with authorities to understand how the incident occurred.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.